Sophie Pierre

Ktunaxa Nation

Sophie Pierre served her community of ‘Aqam (the St. Mary’s Indian Band) of the Ktunaxa Nation for 30 years, 26 as elected chief, and was the administrator of the Ktunaxa/Kinbasket Tribal Council for 25 years. 

Sophie was recognized with the Order of Canada in 2016; the Order of British Columbia in 2002 and the National Aboriginal Achievement Award in the business category in 2003.

Since her retirement in 2015, Sophie has been appointed to various Foundations including the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation as a Mentor, to the BC Achievement Foundation, the Vancouver Foundation and most recently to the BC Parks Foundation. 

Sophie, a grandmother of four, also spends much of her time as an elder advisor to her community and to the Ktunaxa Nation.